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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

The mission statement of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is to inspire wonder, discovery and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds. The Research Library has been an integral part of the Museum since it's founding in 1913, and its holdings reflect the breadth of its collections. The collection consists of materials in a variety of fields, most particularly regarding anthropology, ethnology, zoology, mineralogy, paleontology, and history – especially as it relates to Southern California history, geography and industry.

The Research Library is open to Natural History Museum staff and qualifying researchers by appointment only. To make an appointment, please contact us at librarian@nhm.org. Consult our online catalog for more details about our collection.

Contact Information:

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Phone: (213) 763-3387
Email: librarian@nhm.org

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Additional Title : Indians of California Part I Series Title : California Indian Life Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Arthur Barr. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction...
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Description : Recounts the history of the La Brea Tar Pits through narration, animation, archival photographs and film, Going back 40,000 years to the period when great mammals dominated the earth to their extinction about 7,000 years ago, the film describes the geological changes of the region that led to the creation of the asphalt that eventually trapped thousands of animals. Masses of extremely rare fossils were discovered in 1913. By 1915, scientists from the Natural History Museum had...
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Description : Traffic along Wilshire Boulevard and freeway in Los Angeles: cars, trucks, buses. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the...
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Additional Title : Indians of California Part II Series Title : California Indian Life Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Arthur Barr. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the...
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Description : This documentary about the Natural History Museum’s ornithology collection provides a behind-the-scenes look at how specimens are collected, prepared, exhibited, and used for research. Bird specimens are collected in Kenya and Tanganyika. Famous African ornithologist John Williams demonstrates taxidermy techniques. Museum staff prepare specimens for exhibition. Scientists classify and maintain the Museum’s vast collection of specimens for research and educational purposes....
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Description : Footage from the opening ceremony for re-excavation of the La Brea Tar Pits, Pit 91. The La Brea Tar Pits have both historic and scientific significance and happen to be located in the middle of Los Angeles. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In...
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Description : Footage of Los Angeles shot from a car. Avenue of the Stars (Century City), the San Diego Freeway (405) heading north to Wilshire exit, then up Westwood Boulevard into Westwood Village. Century City (Galaxy Way). Downtown - Los Angeles Times Building, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (Music Center), L.A. Department of Water and Power Building. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History...
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Description : "The Most Wonderful Show In The World," narrated by Art Linkletter, was produced by Friends of the Los Angeles Zoo as a promotion for a new, improved “Los Angeles World Zoo” and includes a pitch by Walt Disney (with baby elephant) at the end. Scenes include zoos in other U.S. cities and overseas (including London, Paris, New York, and Philadelphia). Old-fashioned confining cages and pens are contrasted with modern free-running wild animal parks and more open habitats...
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Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of...
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Description : Dramatic footage of shoreline with oil burning on the water (ocean waves) and land. Broken into two segments. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the...
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Description : Images of the Griffith Park Zoo around 1964 before it became the Los Angeles Zoo. Girls showing bird drawings to Maurice A. Machris, A.S. “Doc” Young, and another gentleman. Machris and Young in an office, examining the mechanism of the Cap-Chur Gun. Note in original film can : Girls with bird drawings; M.A.M.--Doc Young--Cap-Chur Gun; Kids watching Orang. To J. Nash 12-3-64 Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The...
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Additional Title : Polar Bear S.A.S. - Original Machris Production Description : Three segments out of chronological order document the arrival of a polar bear to the Los Angeles zoo in Griffith Park. Footage of young woman in fur-hooded coat posing with polar bear in cage at the zoo, along with various officials - A.S. “Doc” Young and Maurice A. Machris among others. Feeding grapes and cantaloupe to bear. Footage of an S.A.S. airplane at the airport and the unloading of caged bear from...
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Description : Lockheed Prop-Jet Electra landing and taking off at an unidentified airport. Close-up shot of the plane from the air. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of...
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Description : Two reels of the San Diego Wild Animal Park, focusing on the arrival of Arabian Oryx to the zoo. Both reels include sequences of zookeepers unloading the oryx from their crates and releasing them into their habitat. Various sequences of zookeepers taking blood samples from oryx and tagging them. Footage of technicians on-site collecting samples into test tubes interspersed with shots of oryx in habitat. Additional images of oryx in habitat are interspersed with those of other...
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Description : San Diego Children's Zoo - Bird Habitat: Images of birds in trees, water birds being fed, peacock in full tail, pen with flamingoes, and Galapagos doves in a cage. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by...
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Description : At the Fresno Zoo, speakers address a seated crowd. Presentation of "Award of Honor" on behalf of the Fresno Zoological Society to Jean Delacour, director of the Natural History Museum from 1951 to 1960. Gentlemen stroll through a bird enclosure. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work...
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Additional Title : Elephant gift to Art Linkletter part 2 Description : Mixed footage of the arrival of a baby elephant to Burbank Airport. The elephant was a gift from Madame Kamaladevi Chattopedhyay of India to Art Linkletter. Various sequences depicting a Flying Tiger Line airplane landing at the airport, greeted by crowd of children and television personality Art Linkletter. The crate is unloaded and Linkletter poses and clowns around with the elephant. Children pet and feed the elephant....
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Description : Footage of coral trees in bloom, shot from a vehicle along San Vicente Boulevard in Santa Monica and Los Angeles, California. Ends with a gentleman at a gas station. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed...
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Description : Note with film: Travel shots. orig. Century City 300- trees, buildings, steel structure, fountains. Las Vegas night shots. Travel shots from inside bus. Traveling free ways. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair...
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Note : Artifacts throughout created by extensive moisture damage in original film. Description : Steel structure of a tall building under construction. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the...
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Description : Footage of zoo officer reviewing papers at his desk. Various men at a zoo -- handling birds, examining specimens. Two men at desk conversing. Throughout there is footage of animals and zoo visitors, including monkeys, giraffes, elephants, orangutan, rhinoceros. Chimp plays with blanket at the San Diego Zoo (same footage of chimp as seen in "Griffith Park Children's Zoo and San Diego Chimp.") Shots of tram and visitors strolling in zoo. Two men at the flamingo habitat....
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Additional Title:  Elephant Exhibit Opening 04-26-1966 Description : This film captures the opening reception of the Museum's elephant exhibit on April 26, 1966, featuring a family of five African elephants that were collected specifically for this exhibit. Audience watches as Art Linkletter and other officials, benefactors, and actors pose with the elephants. Various speakers address the audience and present awards of recognition. Ends with footage of fish. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm...
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Additional Title : Elephant Gift to Art Linkletter, Part 1; #117 Description : Footage of a baby elephant leaving India, bound for Burbank, California. The elephant was a gift from Madame Kamaladevi Chattopedhyay of India to Art Linkletter. A mother and baby elephant are led out of the zoo to an Air India truck. Crowds watch as the baby is loaded onto the truck and driven to the airport, where a group men, women, and admire the elephant. The elephant is decorated with a garland of flowers and...
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Note : Tar pits footage begins at 00:03:04 Additional Title : Tar Pits Looking for Specimens and 100 Bikinis at Honolulu Description : The majority of the film shows excavating and fossil cleaning activities at La Brea Tar Pits. Members of the public look on from behind the fences. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The Estate has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work...
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Additional Title : Tape #22. American Indian Festival and Market Description : An American Indian Festival and Market at the Museum in 1990. Vendors exhibit artisanal wares, including pottery, sculpture, beadwork, jewelry, painting. Visitors stroll throughout the market and outside the Museum by the fountain. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by...
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Additional Title : Tar Pits Building Description : Construction of the observation bungalow at La Brea Tar Pits by the Haida Hide company, including excavation, pouring of concrete, and carpentry. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright...
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Description : Buffalo herd on Catalina Island: grazing, drinking at watering hole. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction...
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Series Title : California Indian Life Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Arthur Barr. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of...
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Description : Margo and Dwight on Maurice A. Machris's boat. Footage shows them cooking, eating, and fishing. Dwight catching a marlin - the Marlin Club of San Diego - wake of a boat - coming into San Diego harbor - yachts in moorings. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction...
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Additional Title : Loading of a Baby Elephant and Cheetah #118 ECO; Elephant and Cheetah Bound for Burbank Description : A baby elephant is loaded into a crate at airport in India. Two men stand by and pat elephant. Crate is loaded by crane onto truck. Two men pet cheetah on the tarmac and walk it with leash into a crate. Crates are unloaded in Burbank, California, and transported to the Los Angeles Zoo, where the cheetah is released into its cage. The baby elephant is fed and introduced to one...
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Description : Maurice A. Machris with various men and women at airport, next to Dodgers plane being loaded with baggage, crates reading "In Transit - L.A. Dodgers 1967 Mozambique Safari." Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright...
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Description : Sky at sunrise. Workers digging in Pit 91 at La Brea Tar Pits find bone, carefully excavate surrounding dirt, note location in grid, cover bone with wooden box. Spectators watch from behind fence, workers at tables clean and examine finds. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online....
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Description : Film of goats at Brandeis Ranch, a movie location in Chatsworth, CA, for many Hollywood cowboy-themed films. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the...
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Description : Griffith Park Children's Zoo (Los Angeles Zoo) and San Diego Zoo: chimpanzee playing with doll; children visiting animal habitats - seals, ducks. Babies, toddlers, and school chidren at petting zoo with goats, llama, deer. Chimp plays with blanket as zoo visitors observe from fence. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide...
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Description : Short segment of models posing at San Diego Zoo. The majority of the film depicts the arrival of Nilgiri Langur monkeys at the Los Angeles airport and their transportion to the San Diego Zoo. Monkeys are greeted by two men at the airport and driven to the zoo. A woman and various men feed and pose with the monkeys. Additional footage of zoo patrons visiting the bird habitats, including flamingos. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the...
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Description : Footage shot from the California Federal Bank building. Wilshire Boulevard seen from above, then camera zooms down into La Brea Lake (at the La Brea Tar Pits). Additional footage of the Observation Pit showing fossils (mastodon skull). Each sequence is repeated several times. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to...
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Additional Title : Indian Festival '92 Tape #1 Description : Footage of museum-goers at the 20th Annual American Indian Festival and Market inside the Museum in March 1992. Close-up footage of Native American woman weaving on loom. Other artisans showing their wares, such as painted pottery, jewelry, and drums. Some are also demonstrating their techniques. Discusses plans for future development of the site. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by...
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Additional Title : Public Service Announcement by Jimmy Stewart Description : Public Service Announcement by Jimmy Stewart regarding a benefit dinner at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County for the Hall of Evolving Life. Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction...
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Description : Man cleans fossils by hand beside shallow trench, places them in wooden box. Views of several trenches and pits of various sizes. Shot two weeks after the opening of Pit 91 on June 13, 1969. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by...
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Description : Men load a truck onto small barge. In a rural classroom, man types at a desk; Seri (Tiburon) Indians sign a document. Plaque on tree reads "Uselo - por favor cuidelo - 3 25 64" Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright...
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Description : Men taking depth sounding measurements at the La Brea Tar Pits: One man hammers a ground plate a short distance from a meter in a shallow hole, while another man records data from an instrument connected to a meter. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of...
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Description : Public Service Announcement by Jimmy Stewart regarding a benefit dinner at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County for the Hall of Evolving Life. Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or...
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Description : Art fair on the streets of Westwood Village in Los Angeles. Artists display wares, including paintings, leather items, blown glass. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written...
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Description : Roll 365-A San Diego Zoo bears at the zoo. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by...
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Additional Title : Asphalt Friday at the La Brea Tar Pits Pit 91 Description :At the opening ceremony of Pit 91, several speakers address audience from a podium on the grassy lawn next to the fenced-off pit. Workers dig dirt carefully, and pump trucks vacuum scum from oily surface through large hoses. Gas bubbles slowly erupt from surface. Crowd along fence watches activity in the pit. Machris chats with other men. Officials pose with shovels, "digging" symbolically. Camera shows tar...
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Description : Close-up shots of coral tree flowers, probably on the streets of Los Angeles. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the...
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Additional Title : #2 Focus Description : This short film includes scenes from the events at the Pit 91 opening on Asphalt Friday (June 13, 1969) and subsequent activities at the Tar Pits. Speaker addresses audience, and officials “dig” symbolically as part of the opening ceremonies. Workers dig dirt, pump, and drill, while audience watches proceedings. (This footage is excerpted from a longer film about Asphalt Friday, entitled “Pit 91 Opening Ceremony 6-13-1969.”) The film continues...
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Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor...
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Description : Various shots of magnolia flowers; apartments around the offices of the Pentex Oil Corporation, Los Nietos, CA (M.A Machris, President); and oil wells in Huntington Beach. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that...
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Note : Some sections are silent. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks....
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Description : Various speakers address audience at the opening of the North Wing of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or...
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Note : Artifacts in image in the first few minutes caused by moisture damage to original film. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the...
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Series Title : California Indian Life Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Arthur Barr. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of...
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Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor...
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Additional Title : Complete skeletons of a Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops locked in battle Description : Installation by Research Casting International and NHM staff of iconic and complete skeletons of a Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops locked in battle in the main foyer of the Museum. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that...
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Description : Footage from the events of Asphalt Friday, the opening ceremony for re-excavation of the La Brea Tar Pits' Pit 91 on June 13, 1969. (Roving camera roll; work print.) Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed...
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Description : Chimps at museum: original clay models for chimpanzee habitat. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of...
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Description : Audio recording of the dedication of Rancho La Brea Fossil Area (Hancock Park) as a Registered National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service. Pledge of Allegiance. Speakers include: Kenneth Hahn (Supervisor of the 2nd District and Chairman of the County Dept. of History and Science), William T. Sesnon, Jr. (Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Los Angeles County Museum) -- site possesses exceptional value in illustrating natural history of the United States. Ernest...
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Note : No recording from 00:14:32 to 00:15:10. Description : Partial audio track corresponding to the footage of the Pit 91 Opening Ceremony on June 13, 1969 (Asphalt Friday). Segments of speeches by museum officers, government officials, and scientists on the importance of the La Brea Tar Pits for scientific research and the momentousness of this occasion. Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected...
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Note : Audio is L channel only for first 30 seconds. Additional Title : Museum - Bird Hall Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions,...
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Note : Content begins at 00:01:13 after color bars. Some sections are silent. Additional Title : Don's Work Samples Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase...
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Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor...
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Note : Program begins at 00:00:28 after color bars. Some sections are silent. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and...
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Description : Museum taxidermist George Adams. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted...
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Description : Recording of the dedication ceremony for the North Wing of the Natural History Museum. Speakers include: Giles Mead (Director of the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum); Ed N. Harrison (Chairman of Board of Governors of the Natural History Museum); Franklin Otis Booth, Jr. (President of the County of Los Angeles Natural History Museum Foundation); John G. Wigmore (President of the Museum Alliance); Kenneth Hahn (Supervisor of the 2nd District). Audio begins at 00:01:40....
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Note : Content begins at 00:00:40 after color bars. Black and color bars between segments. Some sections are silent. Additional Title : Don work samples Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be...
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Description : Public service announcement for the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions,...
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Note :  Program begins at 00:00:55 after bars & tone. L and R audio channels have different tracks (not mixed). Description : Streetscape Exhibit at Petersen Automotive Museum on Miracle Mile at Fairfax showed the history of automotive industry in Los Angeles and how it changed LA area. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that...
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Note : Part 1 has some vertical jitter, inherent to original recording. Source : 2 Reels of 2: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some...
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Note : Some sections are silent. Some black between segments. Additional Title : Sand Painting - Carthage - Megamouth - Red Rock VP - Crocodice VP - Birdhall Opening Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may...
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Note :  Program begins at 00:00:42. Description : A film about the treasures of the Tar Pits presented by the museum.  Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase...
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Note :  Program begins at 00:01:00 Description :  Bird Hall Opening Press Conference.  A major event in the history of Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials...
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Description : Art Evans was the Director of the Insect Zoo at Natural History Museum. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and...
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Note :  Left and right audio channels have different tracks (not mixed). Description : There was and has been an Insect Zoo exhibit in Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County since at least 1990s. There have been great programs related to the Insect Zoo.  Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires...
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Note :  L and R audio channels have different tracks (not mixed). Sometimes only one track has content. Additional Title :  Supervisor Schabarum Retirement Party Description : Pete Schabarum was a member of California State Assembly and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.  Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed...
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